Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

Highest Rated: 94% The Dark Knight (2008)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Order (2003)

Birthday: Apr 4, 1979

Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Despite a short-lived start on series television, Academy Award-winning actor Heath Ledger moved into features as a heartthrob in teen films, quickly developing into one of Hollywood's most prominent and gifted talents. After a notable turn in his native Australia's "Blackrock" (1997), Ledger went on to stardom by way of leading roles in "10 Things I Hate About You" (1999), "The Patriot" (2000) and "A Knight's Tale" (2001). Though he languished a bit in little-seen features like "The Four Feathers" (2002) and "Ned Kelly" (2004), Ledger exploded into a bona fide star with his Oscar-nominated turn as a closeted gayl ranch hand in Ang Lee's acclaimed "Brokeback Mountain" (2005). Building off the enormity of his "Brokeback" success, Ledger landed the role of a lifetime, playing The Joker in "The Dark Knight" (2008) and setting the stage for becoming a huge international star. But unfortunately - and quite shockingly - tragedy struck in early 2008, when Ledger was found dead in his apartment of an accidental prescription drug overdose, ending one of the most promising careers of his generation.

Highest rated movies

The Dark Knight Brokeback Mountain
Monster's Ball
I'm Not There
Two Hands
10 Things I Hate About You
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Patriot




64% 60% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Tony (Character) $7.7M 2009
No Score Yet 90% Tribute to Heath Ledger: The Unauthorized Story Unknown (Character) - 2008
94% 94% The Dark Knight The Joker (Character) $2.0M 2008
77% 69% I'm Not There Robbie (Character) $4.0M 2007
47% 77% Candy Dan (Character) $44.7K 2006
44% 58% Casanova Casanova (Character) $11.3M 2005
55% 81% Lords of Dogtown Skip Engblom (Character) $11.0M 2005
38% 39% The Brothers Grimm Jacob Grimm (Character) $37.9M 2005
87% 82% Brokeback Mountain Ennis Del Mar (Character) $83.0M 2005
55% 53% Ned Kelly Ned Kelly (Character) $74.9K 2003
8% 38% The Order Alex (Character) $7.7M 2003
41% 65% The Four Feathers Harry (Character) $18.3M 2002
85% 67% Monster's Ball Sonny Grotowski (Character) $31.3M 2001
59% 79% A Knight's Tale William (Character) $56.1M 2001
62% 81% The Patriot Gabriel Edward Martin (Character) $113.3M 2000
71% 80% Two Hands Jimmy (Character) - 1999
69% 69% 10 Things I Hate About You Patrick 'Pat' Verona (Character) $38.2M 1999


50% No Score Yet Roar Unknown (Character) 1997 2003-2004
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001